First assessment of noctilucent cloud variability at midlatitudes
Article first published online: 1 APR 2014
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 95, Issue 13, page 116, 1 April 2014
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2014), First assessment of noctilucent cloud variability at midlatitudes, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(13), 116.(
- Issue published online: 1 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 1 APR 2014
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- noctilucent clouds;
- mesospheric tides;
- polar mesospheric clouds
As the Sun dips below the horizon, the last rays of light can glint off crystals of ice high in the atmosphere, lighting up the sky with an electric blue glow. Known as noctilucent clouds, these collections of ice crystals occur most often at high latitudes, but the long polar days make them difficult to see. With the eye, noctilucent clouds can best be seen at night between 50° and 60° latitude in both hemispheres.